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THE FLASH: What You Need to Know About the New The CW Series

October 7, 2014 by  

There are a ton, ton, ton of new shows launching this season, and it’s going to get difficult to keep track of them all.

To help you out, for every new show, I’m going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere — pilot photos, what’s been written about it so far, and when you can watch it.

Next up, THE FLASH…

The Flash

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The Flash -- "Pilot" -- Image FLA101f_0817 -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

The CW’s description: “Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose – using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

The series stars Grant Gustin (“Glee,” “Arrow”) as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton (“The Game”) as Iris West, Rick Cosnett (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker (“Necessary Roughness,” “Justified”) as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes (“Once” on Broadway ) as Cisco Ramon, with Tom Cavanagh (“Ed,” “Eli Stone”) as Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin (“Law & Order”) as Detective West. THE FLASH is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Tomorrow People,” “Green Lantern”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone”), David Nutter (“Arrow,” “Game of Thrones”) and Sarah Schechter. The pilot was directed by David Nutter. This series is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.”

And the links to catch up on:

THE FLASH: The CW Releases First Promo
THE FLASH on The CW – First Look
THE FLASH Season 1 Tease: Greg Berlanti Confirms John Wesley Shipp’s Role
THE FLASH: Robbie Amell to Recur
THE FLASH at TCA: Live-Blog
THE FLASH: Andrew Kreisberg Teases Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold
THE FLASH: Grant Gustin and Danielle Panabaker on the Reaction to the Comic-Con Screening
THE FLASH at Comic-Con: Photos from the Fan Signing
THE FLASH: Grant Gustin Shares the Process of Becoming The Flash
THE FLASH: Greg Berlanti on Bringing in More Comic Characters, the Crossover with ARROW, and More
THE FLASH: Andrew Kreisberg on Writing for Barry, ARROW Crossovers, and More
The CW Releases Official Posters for THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN
THE FLASH Stages a PRISON BREAK Reunion: Dominic Purcell to Guest Star
THE FLASH’s Andrew Kreisberg on the PRISON BREAK Reunion: It Was Wentworth Miller’s Idea!
PaleyFest Fall TV Preview Photos: The CW’s THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN
THE FLASH Casts Original Series Star Amanda Pays for Guest Spot
THE FLASH: Greg Berlanti, Jesse L. Martin, and Candice Patton on Fan Reaction
THE FLASH: Andrew Kreisberg on the Metahumans Barry Allen Will Meet

THE FLASH premieres tonight at 8 PM on The CW.

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